A Tale of Two Murders: Joran Van der Sloot Charged with Murder of Stephany Flores … Beth Holloway Says, “God bless the Peru authorities for handling this thoroughly and professionally”
Call it a tale of two crimes and the tale of how two countries handled the same crime in complete contrast manners. One country lets a sociopath loose on the rest if society to kill again, the other one rightfully charges him with murder and cages the criminal protecting society.
“It was the best of times (Peru), it was the worst of times (Aruba), it was the age of wisdom (Peru), it was the age of foolishness (Aruba), it was the epoch of belief (Peru), it was the epoch of incredulity (Aruba), it was the season of Light (Peru), it was the season of Darkness (Aruba), it was the spring of hope (Peru), it was the winter of despair (Aruba), we had everything before us (Peru), we had nothing before us (Aruba), we were all going direct to Heaven (Peru), we were all going direct the other way (Aruba) –in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good (Peru) or for evil (Aruba), in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
What Aruba could not, would not and never intended to do, Peru saw fit to accomplish at all cost. In Aruba they death with the death and disappearance of an American tourist Natalee Holloway where one of the suspects was a “little Dutch boy” of privilege. In Peru they dealt with the death of a 21 year old local from a prominent family. The common denominator … Joran Van der Sloot. Aruba has never charged Joran Van der Sloot with murder. Conversely, Peru has properly pursued Van der Sloot and charged the “Sporter” with murder. Sadly, had Aruba done their job, charged and convicted Joran Van der Sloot instead of enabling him, Joran would never have been able to travel to Peru and kill again.
In a People magazine interview, Beth Holloway, the mother of Natalee Holloway, who has dealt with endless frustration, cronyism and corruption in Aruba said about the murder charges against Van der Sloot by Peru authorities, “God bless the Peru authorities for handling this thoroughly and professionally.”
With no justice yet for her own daughter, Beth Holloway cautiously cheered yesterday’s decision by authorities in Peru to bring murder charges against Joran van der Sloot – long suspected in Natalee Holloway’s disappearance – for the murder last year of a young woman in Peru.
“God bless the Peru authorities for handling this thoroughly and professionally,” Holloway tells PEOPLE exclusively. “They have faced criticism and threats of lawsuits from the defendant’s side, but they have stuck to their guns and I say good for them.”
What a difference a country makes where a murder is committed. When Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba in 2005 the Aruba authorities did nothing. They let valuable time go by that they should have been questioning suspects, gathering evidence and having vehicles analyzed before they could be cleaned. Instead, they only acted once missing Natalee Holloway’s parents arrived and made them review hotel security tapes and determine who she was last seen with. Oh that’s correct, they did arrest two black security guards because the three suspects pointed the finger at them.
Aruba authorities will be quick to say that the two crimes are different in the sense in Peru police found the battered body of Stephany Flores while in Aruba, Natalee Holloway’s body was never recovered. The so-called “No body, No Crime” principle. Gee Aruba, how could anyone found a body when there was a purposeful cover up to prevent such a thing from occurring? Although, in 2005 to present Aruba said that Joran Van der Sloot could not be prosecuted because they never found a body and that he lied. Fast forward to 2011 and the case of missing Robyn Gardner in Aruba. The “One Happy Island” is presently detaining American Gary Giordano in the disappearance and presumed death of travel companion Robyn Gardner. No body has been found, yet Giordano was just sentenced to more time by the Aruba courts. Why is it different for Giordano as compared to how Aruba handled the death and disappearance of Natalee against Joran Van der Sloot?
The Public Prosecutor (OM) assumes that the American tourist Robyn Gardner no longer alive. “I know we have no body and that one could say they could still be alive,” as late as Advocate General Taco Stein to American media know. “But if that were the case, she would already have reported.”
Is it any wonder why Beth Holloway is congratulating the Peru authorities to sticking to their guns and providing JUSTICE FOR STEPHANY. Beth has gone through everything that no parent ever should, it has to be some what rewarding to see that the suspect in her daughter’s case is finally receiving justice, although sadly another innocent person had to die. That blood is on Aruba’s hands as well.